Hi I need to paint some figures, it has been over a year since I used my brushes The 2 sets aren't the most obvious or easy to use in a WWII setting So here goes, it is a what if............ After watching a Bridge too Far, what if Churchill and Montgomery staged a PR do over
Walking into Arnhem, past the road sign, to be captured for posterity by the WWWII equivalent of Paparazzi? The victims
And these will help create a road and garasy bank base for the scenario
You should really include Brian Horrocks in your scenario, he was played by Edward Fox in the movie, and acted as a consultant on it. As for Pamela Digby/Churchill/Hayward/Harriman - well, she's certainly an interesting character, just Google her. I suspect she would be elsewhere, studying a ceiling over someone's shoulder...
I've been looking at this a bit more (as I have the "Road to Victory" set) and it turns out Riich have made a bit of a mistake, and the lady in the picture is not Winston's bed-hopping daughter-in-law but Rhona Lloyd Churchill (no relation to Winnie), a war correspondent...
Base is looking good Steve! LOL...the cat has no respect! I think it is more "you need to pay attention to me" than "I think sitting here will really tick him off". But then again, there is a thin line between the two!
Been longer than I realised! In my defense, I have only been getting little 30 minutes breaks to build and glue and electrocute static grass, isn't easy to then blog, if 30 minutes is all you have! So a reasonably substantial update, which gets the base more or less done, the figures are being scribbed and assembled during my lunch breaks. So here we go, claycrete, PVA glue and acrylic paint makes mud!
Which makes a base for a "grassy bank"
Even though I cling filmed the frame, doing the wet work spoiled the respray, so I had to do it again! Anyway, on with the grass, the delivery agent, I bought it 4 years ago, this will be the first real test,
The grasses, 2, 4, 6, 10 mm, and all four seasons, a good variety
And hey presto, grass
And grassy bumps to break the clean line between the grass and he gutter on the road
I have watched loads of You Tube videos to try and do a better job, and it does help to use either foil or a metal tray, as a base to get a better circuit to lift the longer grass.
The base before some "blurring"of the divide
After a little work
And some of the props
The sign post is a work in progress A balsa sign with foil fastenings
I need to dry brush the newer longer grass to mute its vivid railway modeler colour, and finish the sign post and 1 1/2 benches in a bland metropolitan paint for severe chipping and wear, as it would not be unreasonable to assume there were no maintenance workers, painting benches during 1940 to 1945? Always open to other ideas? also longer grass around the bases of said furniture too. I shall endeavour to be more frequent with the next updates, which should be more figure related Thanks for popping by
A very small update Thanks for popping by chaps I really did get a belt from the batteries, Bill, when they arced from the grass dispenser head onto the foil! My thumb was numb for sometime! Suffering with mind fog at the moment, whilst waiting for a diagnosis of either migraines or cluster headaches The figures are at hands and heads, and the grass needs some blending and toning down, with a muted palette, of lighter greens, beige's, browns and such I shall add some longer stems with flower heads for contrast The only thing I have managed is the Arnhem signpost The "furniture" all needs, a light liner around the rust and plenty of weathering What little I have done recently